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Experimentation Is Not Just For Scientists

The following article on experimentation is part 4 of an 8-part series on the Agile Mindset Principles. These are principles that help you obtain (and maintain) an agile mindset. Having an agile mindset is what makes everything else related to agile methodologies work. You can read part 1 here

Sustainability & Energy | Agile Considerations

This article on sustainability is another installment of the Agile Principles Series. You can read the first piece here.

Sustainability is something that is generally understood at one level or another in various industries and business departments. If you quiz anybody in the c-suite they would tell you that sustainability is important to their business functioning well; it’s a key component of the famous 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (known as “sharpening the saw”). The thinking is that as you work to find balance, you achieve sustainability.

3 Tips For First Time Microsoft Project Users

For many, Microsoft Project 2016 is the go-to tool of choice for managing projects, and for very good reasons.  It has a robust set of features and functionalities that cover all aspects of the project management lifecycle. Resource planning, scheduling, task assignments, critical path reporting, baselines, slick status reports, to name a few.  You know, all the things that are going to make life easier for those of us responsible for managing projects.  After all, isn’t Microsoft Project designed to simplify our lives as project managers?

So, why do so many first-time users struggle to manage their projects in a tool which is designed to make managing projects easier?

Isn’t it ironic that a tool intended to bring visibility and clarity to project data is very often viewed as complicated, cumbersome, and a real pain in the Alanis? 

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